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First OC filter cut #4695380
03/15/18 07:11 AM
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Camprunner Offline OP
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Has anyone here ever cut open there oil filter on your new cars first oil change? Ever find anything interesting?

Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner] #4695397
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Yes, I have done this on my last 3 new cars(1st OCI/filter) that I've owned. I haven't seen anything of interest.


"Retired"
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'80 Firebird FORMULA V8/4bbl-purchased "NEW"
'15 Nissan Altima 2.5 SV
'15 Honda Civic LX
Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner] #4695399
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Yes, I saw metal from me cutting open the filter smile


2019 VW Jetta S,6M OCI#0 62mi-Castrol Edge Prof VW508+OE Filter; '17 Subaru Crosstrek CVT OC#5 37K mi-SOA/Idemitsu 0w20 + SOA Filter
Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner] #4695414
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On my caravan didn't need to cut it open because it's a cartridge filter. I did see metal flakes. Did the first OC as 4000km (2400 miles).


2015 Grand Caravan SXT Plus 5w-20 Valvoline SynPower/Fram Ultra Filter
1997 Honda Civic CX 5w-30 PPPP/Fram Ultra Filter
Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner] #4695420
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Yes, I saw for the first time the Toyota Japan oil filters very unusual depth filtering design.

Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner] #4695430
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Originally Posted By: Camprunner
Has anyone here ever cut open there oil filter on your new cars first oil change? Ever find anything interesting?


I did, didn't find anything interesting. Just a good looking filter.

2017 VW Jetta 1.4 TSI original filter


2015 Mercedes Sprinter, 2.1 4cyl diesel, 42k
2011 Volkswagen Jetta Sportwagen TDI, 100k
2004 Dodge Sprinter 2.7 5cyl diesel,779k
Except for chainsaws and lawnmowers, no sparkplugs needed in my stable.
Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner] #4695609
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I've cut open the factory filter on my new vehicles (at ~1000 miles) and never find anything more than a few small aluminum particles or small pieces of silicone sealant. Nothing to worry about.

Also have seen a few small aluminum particles after the 2nd oil change, but nothing much after that becauae the break-in is pretty much done by 5K miles.

Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner] #4695678
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I have cut open the filter on a fresh rebuilt 5.4 harley davidson engine that went into a lightning. It was full of metal and the oil was glittery.


1984 Mercedes-Benz 300SD - 100k
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2016 Mazda6 Touring 6MT - 57k 10w30
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Re: First OC filter cut [Re: Camprunner] #4696146
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The original oil filter on my Mazda had a big sliver of metal stuck part-way though one of the entrance holes. Nothing exciting was inside that filter.

I bought the Toyota used, so didn't get to see its first filter. The first one I removed myself, when the car already had over 70k and the filter had 17,540 miles, looked good-as-new, and contained nothing visible except oil and a few tiny black (carbon?) particles barely big enough to see without a microscope.


2011 Toyota Prius now at 95K
1981 Mazda GLC (323) retired at 606K
1972 Subaru DL retired at 190K
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